Regenerative Medicine Specialist

South Lake Pain Institute

Pain Medicine & Anesthesiology located in Clermont, FL & Orlando, FL

Advances in research are developing regenerative medicine procedures that help your body to heal quickly and provide rapid pain relief without relying on drugs. At South Lake Pain Institute in Clermont and Orlando, Florida, the doctors provide innovative pain-relieving treatments including injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, and growth factors. Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out how these treatments can help you.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine focuses on healing and restoring damaged tissues and organs to relieve pain and support long, healthy, and active lives. Regenerative medicine focuses on three connected approaches: rejuvenation, replacement, and regeneration.

Rejuvenation boosts your body’s natural healing ability. Replacement moves healthy cells from part of your body or a donor to replace damaged cells elsewhere in your body. Regeneration delivers cells that stimulate growth and new cell development to parts of your body where they restore tissue and function.

What types of regenerative procedures are available?

The team at South Lake Pain Institute provides several regenerative procedures to help your body boost its natural healing processes and relieve pain.

PRP injections

Your blood consists of a liquid called plasma and a variety of cells including platelets, red and white blood cells, and several other growth-factor-rich proteins. When your doctor at South Lake Pain Institute provides PRP injections, they use a sample of your blood to create a plasma-based serum that has a much higher density of platelets than untreated blood.  

The doctors often use PRP injections to treat soft tissue injuries like tendinitis and sprains. They may also suggest PRP injections to help your body recover from surgery. The increased concentration of growth factors in a PRP injection can accelerate your healing process.

Stem cell injections

Stem cells are the most basic building blocks of your body. Not only can they change into whatever type of cell your body needs, but they’re also highly regenerative and stimulate rapid cell division to create new cells.

Your South Lake Pain Institute doctor harvests stem cells from your body to create a serum that they then inject into an injured or inflamed part of your body to support healing and pain relief.

Growth factor injections

Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that stimulate cell growth, healing, and proliferation. Growth factors are found in your blood, and like PRP injections, your doctor can use a sample of your blood to extract growth factors to inject into an injured or inflamed part of your body.

What should I expect during a regenerative medicine treatment?

Your treatment varies slightly depending on both the regenerative technique your doctor selects and your injury or condition. In general, your doctor draws blood or stem cells from your hip. They use the sample to create a serum, which they then inject into your injury.

As your body boosts its healing response, you may have a short period of increased inflammation before rapid pain relief kicks in.

Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out how regenerative medicine can relieve your pain.